## Physicists' papers on natural language |

We aim at listing all papers by physicists, or published in physics journals, on natural language from a complex systems viewpoint. This web page is maintained by Eduardo G. Altmann and Martin Gerlach. Please help us sending papers that belong to this list to edugalt (AT) pks.mpg.de or gerlach (AT) pks.mpg.de, or by contributing to the corresponding group "Physics papers in natural languages" in Mendeley. Many thanks to Gustavo B. de Oliveira for the (new) page layout!

We have collected 400 papers from 1989 to 2015 | Last modified on 11 Jun 2015.

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- EG Altmann and M Gerlach,
*Statistical laws in linguistics*, arXiv:1502.03296v1, 1-12, 2015 [arXiv] - RA Blythe,
*Hierarchy of scales in language dynamics*, arXiv:1505.00122v1, 2015 [arXiv] - DT Citron and P Ginsparg,
*Patterns of text reuse in a scientific corpus*, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences**112**, 25-30, 2015 [html] [doi] - G Cocho, J Flores, C Gershenson, C Pineda, and S Sánchez,
*Rank diversity of languages: generic behavior in computational linguistics*, PLOS ONE**10**, e0121898, 2015 [html] [doi] - F Colaiori, C Castellano, CF Cuskley, V Loreto, M Pugliese, and F Tria,
*General three-state model with biased population replacement: analytical solution and application to language dynamics*, Physical Review E**91**, 012808, 2015 [html] [doi] - B Corominas-Murtra, R Hanel, and S Thurner,
*Understanding scaling through history-dependent processes with collapsing sample space*, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201420946, 2015 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - PS Dodds, EM Clark, S Desu, MR Frank, AJ Reagan, JR Williams, L Mitchell, KD Harris, IM Kloumann, JP Bagrow, K Megerdoomian, MT McMahon, BF Tivnan, and CM Danforth,
*Reply to garcia et al.: common mistakes in measuring frequency-dependent word characteristics*, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201505647, 2015 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - PS Dodds, EM Clark, S Desu, MR Frank, AJ Reagan, JR Williams, L Mitchell, KD Harris, IM Kloumann, JP Bagrow, K Megerdoomian, MT McMahon, BF Tivnan, and CM Danforth,
*Human language reveals a universal positivity bias*, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 1-6, 2015 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - F Font-Clos and Á Corral,
*Log-log convexity of type-token growth in zipf's systems*, Physical Review Letters**114**, 1-13, 2015 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - J Fortuny and B Corominas-Murtra,
*Introduction. on the locus of ambiguity and the design of language*, The Linguistic Review**32**, 1-4, 2015 [html] [doi] - D Garcia, A Garas, and F Schweitzer,
*The language-dependent relationship between word happiness and frequency*, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201502909, 2015 [html] [doi] - M Kalimeri, V Constantoudis, C Papadimitriou, K Karamanos, FK Diakonos, and H Papageorgiou,
*Word-length entropies and correlations of natural language written texts*, Journal of Quantitative Linguistics**22**, 101-118, 2015 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - V Kargin,
*Variation in the vocabulary of russian literary texts*, arXiv:1503.00339, 25, 2015 [arXiv] - A Kulig, S Drożdż, J Kwapień, and P O'swiȩcimka,
*Modeling the average shortest-path length in growth of word-adjacency networks*, Physical Review E**91**, 2015 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - A Lancichinetti, MI Sirer, JX Wang, D Acuna, K Körding, and LAN Amaral,
*A high-reproducibility and high-accuracy method for automated topic classification*, Physical Review X**5**, 011007, 2015 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - R Lin, C Bian, and DYQ Ma,
*Scaling laws in human speech, decreasing emergence of new words and a generalized model*, arXiv:1412.4846v2, 1-14, 2015 [arXiv] - J Luque, B Luque, and L Lacasa,
*Speech earthquakes: scaling and universality in human voice*, Journal of The Royal Society Interface**12**, 20141344, 2015 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - MA Montemurro and DH Zanette,
*Complexity and universality in the long-range order of words*, arXiv:1503.01129v1, 2015 [arXiv] - EA Pechenick, CM Danforth, and PS Dodds,
*Is language evolution grinding to a halt?: exploring the life and death of words in english fiction*, arXiv:1503.03512v1, 1-12, 2015 [arXiv] - EA Pechenick, CM Danforth, and PS Dodds,
*Characterizing the google books corpus: strong limits to inferences of socio-cultural and linguistic evolution*, arXiv:1501.00960, 2015 [arXiv] - M Shulman and M Warner,
*Of matters condensed*, arXiv:1502.03103v1, 1-5, 2015 [arXiv] - S Thurner, R Hanel, and B Corominas-Murtra,
*Understanding zipf's law of word frequencies through sample-space collapse in sentence formation*, Journal of The Royal Society Interface**12**, 20150330, 2015 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - F Tria, VDP Servedio, SS Mufwene, and V Loreto,
*Modeling the emergence of contact languages*, PLOS ONE**10**, e0120771, 2015 [html] [doi] - JR Williams, JP Bagrow, CM Danforth, and PS Dodds,
*Text mixing shapes the anatomy of rank-frequency distributions*, Physical Review E**91**, 5, 2015 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - H Youn, L Sutton, E Smith, C Moore, JF Wilkins, I Maddieson, W Croft, and T Bhattacharya,
*On the universal structure of human lexical semantics*, arXiv:1504.07843v1, 1-32, 2015 [arXiv] - J Yun, P Kim, and H Jeong,
*Anatomy of scientific evolution*, PloS one**10**, e0117388, 2015 [html] [doi] [arXiv]

- RA Blythe, ADM Smith, and K Smith,
*Word learning under infinite uncertainty*, arXiv:1412.2487v1, 2014 [arXiv] - V Bochkarev, V Solovyev, and S Wichmann,
*Universals versus historical contingencies in lexical evolution*, Journal of The Royal Society Interface**11**, 20140841-20140841, 2014 [html] [doi] - VV Bochkarev, EY Lerner, and AV Shevlyakova,
*Deviations in the zipf and heaps laws in natural languages*, Journal of Physics: Conference Series**490**, 012009, 2014 [html] [doi] - JP Cárdenas, I González, RM Benito, and JC Losada,
*Does network complexity help organize babel's library?*, arXiv:1409.7336, 2014 [arXiv] - R Colucci, J Mira, JJ Nieto, and MV Otero-Espinar,
*Coexistence in exotic scenarios of a modified abrams-strogatz model*, Complexity, n/a-n/a, 2014 [html] [doi] - J Cong and H Liu,
*Approaching human language with complex networks.*, Physics of life reviews, 2014 [html] [doi] - A Corral, G Boleda, and R Ferrer-i-Cancho,
*Zipf's law for word frequencies: word forms versus lemmas in long texts*, arXiv:1407.8322, 2014 [arXiv] - CF Cuskley, M Pugliese, C Castellano, F Colaiori, V Loreto, and F Tria,
*Internal and external dynamics in language: evidence from verb regularity in a historical corpus of english.*, PloS one**9**, e102882, 2014 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - A Delanoë and S Galam,
*Modeling a controversy in the press: the case of abnormal bee deaths*, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications**402**, 93-103, 2014 [html] [doi] - W Deng, AE Allahverdyan, B Li, and QA Wang,
*Rank-frequency relation for chinese characters*, The European Physical Journal B**87**, 47, 2014 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - R Ferrer-i-Cancho,
*A stronger null hypothesis for crossing dependencies*, EPL (Europhysics Letters)**108**, 58003, 2014 [html] [doi] - R Ferrer-i-cancho,
*Optimization models of natural communication*, arXiv:1412.2486**1**, 1-25, 2014 [arXiv] - R Ferrer-i-Cancho,
*Beyond description. comment on "approaching human language with complex networks" by cong & liu*, arXiv:1408.1774, 2014 [arXiv] - R Ferrer-i-Cancho, A Hernández-Fernández, J Baixeries, Debowski, and J Macutek,
*When is menzerath-altmann law mathematically trivial? a new approach*, Statistical Applications in Genetics and Molecular Biology**13**, 633-644, 2014 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - F Font-Clos and Á Corral,
*Reply to "comment on 'a scaling law beyond zipf's law and its relation to heaps' law'"*, arXiv:1405.0207**13**, 4-5, 2014 [arXiv] - M Gerlach and EG Altmann,
*Scaling laws and fluctuations in the statistics of word frequencies*, New Journal of Physics**16**, 113010, 2014 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - F Ghanbarnejad, M Gerlach, JM Miotto, and EG Altmann,
*Extracting information from s-curves of language change*, Journal of The Royal Society Interface**11**, 20141044-20141044, 2014 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - B Gonçalves and D Sánchez,
*Crowdsourcing dialect characterization through twitter.*, PloS one**9**, e112074, 2014 [html] [doi] - N Isern and J Fort,
*Language extinction and linguistic fronts*, J. R. Soc. Interface**11**, 2014 [html] [doi] - W Liang, Y Shi, and Q Huang,
*Modeling the chinese language as an evolving network*, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications**393**, 268-276, 2014 [html] [doi] - YS Maslennikova, VV Bochkarev, and DS Voloskov,
*Modelling of word usage frequency dynamics using artificial neural network*, Journal of Physics: Conference Series**490**, 012180, 2014 [html] [doi] - J Mathiesen, L Angheluta, and MH Jensen,
*Statistics of co-occurring keywords on twitter*, European Physics Journal Special Topics**223**, 13, 2014 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - SS Melnik and OV Usatenko,
*Entropy and long-range correlations in random symbolic sequences*, arXiv:1412.3692, 2014 [arXiv] - MA Montemurro,
*Quantifying the information in the long-range order of words: semantic structures and universal linguistic constraints.*, Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior**55C**, 5-16, 2014 [html] [doi] - NB Mota, R Furtado, PPC Maia, M Copelli, and S Ribeiro,
*Graph analysis of dream reports is especially informative about psychosis.*, Scientific reports**4**, 3691, 2014 [html] [doi] - A Panisson, L Gauvin, M Quaggiotto, and C Cattuto,
*Mining concurrent topical activity in microblog streams*, arXiv:1403.1403, 2014 [arXiv] - HHA R^ego, LA Braunstein, G D Agostino, HE Stanley, and S Miyazima,
*When a text is translated does the complexity of its vocabulary change? translations and target readerships.*, PloS one**9**, e110213, 2014 [html] [doi] - E Rodriguez, M Aguilar-Cornejo, R Femat, and J Alvarez-Ramirez,
*Scale and time dependence of serial correlations in word-length time series of written texts*, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications**414**, 378-386, 2014 [html] [doi] - S Ronen, B Gonçalves, KZ Hu, A Vespignani, S Pinker, and CA Hidalgo,
*Links that speak: the global language network and its association with global fame*, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201410931, 2014 [html] [doi] - RV Solé and LF Seoane,
*Ambiguity in language networks*, The Linguistic Review**32**, 19, 2014 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - M Stella and M Brede,
*Patterns in the english language: phonological networks, percolation and assembly models.*, arXiv:1410.4445, 17, 2014 [arXiv] - F Tria, V Loreto, VDP Servedio, and SH Strogatz,
*The dynamics of correlated novelties*, Scientific Reports**4**, 1-44, 2014 [html] - K Yamamoto and Y Yamazaki,
*Structure and modeling of the network of two-chinese-character compound words in the japanese language*, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications**388**, 15, 2014 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - X Yan and P Minnhagen,
*Comment on 'a scaling law beyond zipf's law and its relation to heaps' law' [arxiv:1303.0705]*, arXiv:1404.1461, 8, 2014 [arXiv] - X Yan and P Minnhagen,
*Maximum entropy, word-frequency, chinese characters, and multiple meanings*, arXiv:1402.1939, 13, 2014 [arXiv] - DH Zanette,
*Statistical patterns in written language*, arXiv:1412.3336, 2014 [arXiv]

- CM Alis and MT Lim,
*Spatio-temporal variation of conversational utterances on twitter.*, PloS one**8**, e77793, 2013 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - AE Allahverdyan, W Deng, and QA Wang,
*Explaining zipf's law via a mental lexicon*, Physical Review E**88**, 062804, 2013 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - EG Altmann, ZL Whichard, and AE Motter,
*Identifying trends in word frequency dynamics*, Journal of Statistical Physics**151**, 277-288, 2013 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - DR Amancio, EG Altmann, D Rybski, ON Oliveira, and LDF Costa,
*Probing the statistical properties of unknown texts: application to the voynich manuscript.*, PloS one**8**, e67310, 2013 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - J Baixeries, B Elvevaa g, and R Ferrer-i-Cancho,
*The evolution of the exponent of zipf's law in language ontogeny.*, PloS one**8**, e53227, 2013 [html] [doi] - J Baixeries, A Hernández-Fernández, N Forns, and R Ferrer-i-Cancho,
*The parameters of the menzerath-altmann law in genomes*, Journal of Quantitative Linguistics**20**, 94-104, 2013 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - A Baronchelli, R Ferrer-i-Cancho, R Pastor-Satorras, N Chater, and MH Christiansen,
*Networks in cognitive science.*, Trends in cognitive sciences**17**, 348-60, 2013 [html] [doi] - A Baronchelli, V Loreto, and A Puglisi,
*Cognitive biases and language universals*, arXiv:1310.7782, 1-19, 2013 [arXiv] - D Benedetto, M Degli Esposti, and G Maspero,
*The puzzle of basil's epistula 38 : a mathematical approach to a philological problem*, Journal of Quantitative Linguistics**20**, 267-287, 2013 [html] [doi] - K Beuls and L Steels,
*Agent-based models of strategies for the emergence and evolution of grammatical agreement*, PLoS ONE**8**, e58960, 2013 [html] [doi] - B Bhattacherjee, SS Manna, and A Mukherjee,
*Information sharing and sorting in a community*, Physical Review E**87**, 062808, 2013 [html] [doi] - J Bryden, S Funk, and VAA Jansen,
*Word usage mirrors community structure in an online social network*, EPJ Data Science**2**, 3, 2013 [html] [doi] - C Carretero-Campos, P Bernaola-Galván, AV Coronado, and P Carpena,
*Improving statistical keyword detection in short texts: entropic and clustering approaches*, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications**392**, 1481-1492, 2013 [html] [doi] - S Eroglu,
*Menzerath-altmann law for distinct word distribution analysis in a large text*, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications**392**, 2775-2780, 2013 [html] [doi] - F Font-Clos, G Boleda, and Á Corral,
*A scaling law beyond zipf's law and its relation to heaps' law*, New Journal of Physics**15**, 093033, 2013 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - J Fortuny and B Corominas-Murtra,
*On the origin of ambiguity in efficient communication*, Journal of Logic, Language and Information, 1-28, 2013 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - D Garcia, MS Zanetti, and F Schweitzer,
*The role of emotions in contributors activity: a case study on the gentoo community*, arXiv:1306.3612, 1-23, 2013 [arXiv] - M Gerlach and EG Altmann,
*Stochastic model for the vocabulary growth in natural languages*, Physical Review X**3**, 021006, 2013 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - J Huang,
*A common construction pattern of english words and chinese characters*, PLoS ONE**8**, e74515, 2013 [html] [doi] - MA Javarone and G Armano,
*Emergence of acronyms in a community of language users*, The European Physical Journal B**86**, 474, 2013 [html] [doi] - DG Krivochen,
*On the necessity of mixed models: dynamical frustrations in the mind*, arXiv:1307.4986, 2013 [arXiv] - W Li,
*Characterizing ranked chinese syllable-to-character mapping spectrum: a bridge between the spoken and written chinese language*, Journal of Quantitative Linguistics**20**, 153-167, 2013 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - H LIU and J CONG,
*Language clustering with word co-occurrence networks based on parallel texts*, Chinese Science Bulletin**58**, 1139-1144, 2013 [html] [doi] - L Lü, Z Zhang, and T Zhou,
*Deviation of zipf's and heaps' laws in human languages with limited dictionary sizes.*, Scientific reports**3**, 1082, 2013 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - P Mac Carron and R Kenna,
*Network analysis of the íslendinga sögur - the sagas of icelanders*, The European Physical Journal B**86**, 407, 2013 [html] [doi] - D Mocanu, A Baronchelli, N Perra, B Gonçalves, Q Zhang, and A Vespignani,
*The twitter of babel: mapping world languages through microblogging platforms*, PLoS ONE**8**, e61981, 2013 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - MA Montemurro and DH Zanette,
*Keywords and co-occurrence patterns in the voynich manuscript: an information-theoretic analysis*, PLoS ONE**8**, e66344, 2013 [html] [doi] - M Perc,
*Self-organization of progress across the century of physics*, Scientific Reports**3**, 1-5, 2013 [html] [doi] - P Pohorecki, J Sienkiewicz, M Mitrović, G Paltoglou, and JA Hołyst,
*Statistical analysis of emotions and opinions at digg website*, Acta Physica Polonica A**123**, 604-615, 2013 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - C Pop and E Frey,
*Language change in a multiple group society*, Physical Review E**88**, 022814, 2013 [html] [doi] - L Pucci, P Gravino, and VDP Servedio,
*Modeling the emergence of a new language: naming game with hybridization*, arXiv:1307.0957, 12, 2013 [arXiv] - R Reisenauer, K Smith, and RA Blythe,
*Stochastic dynamics of lexicon learning in an uncertain and nonuniform world*, Physical Review Letters**110**, 258701, 2013 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - Y Sano, K Yamada, H Watanabe, H Takayasu, and M Takayasu,
*Empirical analysis of collective human behavior for extraordinary events in the blogosphere*, Physical Review E**87**, 012805, 2013 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - TC Scott-Phillips and RA Blythe,
*Why is combinatorial communication rare in the natural world, and why is language an exception to this trend?*, Journal of The Royal Society Interface**10**, 20130520-20130520, 2013 [html] [doi] - J SIENKIEWICZ, M SKOWRON, G PALTOGLOU, and JA HOŁYST,
*Entropy-growth-based model of emotionally charged online dialogues*, Advances in Complex Systems**16**, 1350026, 2013 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - TC Silva and DR Amancio,
*Discriminating word senses with tourist walks in complex networks*, The European Physical Journal B**86**, 297, 2013 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - Y Tachimori, H Iwanaga, and T Tahara,
*The networks from medical knowledge and clinical practice have small-world, scale-free, and hierarchical features*, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications**392**, 6084-6089, 2013 [html] [doi] - Z Yang, J Lei, K Fan, and Y Lai,
*Keyword extraction by entropy difference between the intrinsic and extrinsic mode*, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications**392**, 4523-4531, 2013 [html] [doi]

- CM Alis and MT Lim,
*Adaptation of fictional and online conversations to communication media*, The European Physical Journal B**85**, 397, 2012 [html] [doi] - EG Altmann, G Cristadoro, and MD Esposti,
*On the origin of long-range correlations in texts.*, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America**109**, 11582-7, 2012 [html] [doi] - DR Amancio, MGV Nunes, ON Oliveira, and LDF Costa,
*Extractive summarization using complex networks and syntactic dependency*, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications**391**, 1855-1864, 2012 [html] [doi] - DR Amancio, ON Oliveira Jr , and LDF Costa,
*Structure-semantics interplay in complex networks and its effects on the predictability of similarity in texts*, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications**391**, 4406-4419, 2012 [html] [doi] - DR Amancio, ON Oliveira, and LDF Costa,
*Identification of literary movements using complex networks to represent texts*, New Journal of Physics**14**, 043029, 2012 [html] [doi] - M Ausloos,
*Measuring complexity with multifractals in texts. translation effects*, Chaos, Solitons & Fractals**45**, 1349-1357, 2012 [html] [doi] - M Ausloos,
*Generalized hurst exponent and multifractal function of original and translated texts mapped into frequency and length time series*, Physical Review E**86**, 031108, 2012 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - E Bakalis and A Galani,
*Modeling language evolution: aromanian, an endangered language in greece*, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications**391**, 4963-4969, 2012 [html] [doi] - A Baronchelli, N Chater, R Pastor-Satorras, and MH Christiansen,
*The biological origin of linguistic diversity*, PLoS ONE**7**, e48029, 2012 [html] [doi] - A BARONCHELLI, V LORETO, and F TRIA,
*Language dynamics*, Advances in Complex Systems**15**, 1203002-1, 2012 [html] [doi] - RA BLYTHE,
*Neutral evolution: a null model for language dynamics*, Advances in Complex Systems**15**, 1150015-1, 2012 [html] [doi] - RA Blythe and W Croft,
*S-curves and the mechanisms of propagation in language change*, Language**88**, 269-304, 2012 [html] [doi] - E Brigatti,
*Viability of an elementary syntactic structure in a population playing naming games*, Physical Review E**86**, 8, 2012 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - JA Capitán, J Borge-Holthoefer, S Gómez, J Martinez-Romo, L Araujo, JA Cuesta, and A Arenas,
*Local-based semantic navigation on a networked representation of information*, PLoS ONE**7**, 2012 [html] [doi] - R Dickman, NR Moloney, and EG Altmann,
*Analysis of an information-theoretic model for communication*, Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment**2012**, P12022, 2012 [html] [doi] - R Ferrer-I-Cancho, N Forns, A Hernández-Fernández, G Bel-enguix, and J Baixeries,
*The challenges of statistical patterns of language: the case of menzerath's law in genomes*, Complexity, n/a-n/a, 2012 [html] [doi] - R Fujie, K Aihara, and N Masuda,
*A model of competition among more than two languages*, Journal of Statistical Physics**151**, 289-303, 2012 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - J Gao, J Hu, X Mao, and M Perc,
*Culturomics meets random fractal theory: insights into long-range correlations of social and natural phenomena over the past two centuries.*, Journal of the Royal Society, Interface / the Royal Society**9**, 1956-64, 2012 [html] [doi] - D Garcia, A Garas, and F Schweitzer,
*Positive words carry less information than negative words*, EPJ Data Science**1**, 3, 2012 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - I Grabska-Gradzińska, A Kulig, J Kwapień, P O'swi$backslash$kecimka, and S Drożdż,
*Multifractal analysis of sentence lengths in english literary texts*, arXiv:1212.3171, 5, 2012 [arXiv] - P GRAVINO, VDP SERVEDIO, A BARRAT, and V LORETO,
*Complex structures and semantics in free word association*, Advances in Complex Systems**15**, 1250054-1, 2012 [html] [doi] - M KALIMERI, V CONSTANTOUDIS, C PAPADIMITRIOU, K KARAMANOS, FK DIAKONOS, and H PAPAGEORGIOU,
*Entropy analysis of word-length series of natural language texts: effects of text language and genre*, International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos**22**, 1250223, 2012 [html] [doi] - DA Kessler, YE Maruvka, JE Ouren, and NM Shnerb,
*You name it--memory and delay govern first name dynamics.*, PloS one**7**, e38790, 2012 [html] [doi] - MJ Krawczyk, A Dydejczyk, and K Kulakowski,
*The simmel effect and babies names*, arXiv:1208.0095, 11, 2012 [arXiv] - J Kwapień and S Drożdż,
*Physical approach to complex systems*, Physics Reports**515**, 115-226, 2012 [html] [doi] - D Levary, J Eckmann, E Moses, and T Tlusty,
*Loops and self-reference in the construction of dictionaries*, Physical Review X**2**, 1-10, 2012 [html] [doi] - W Li,
*Fitting chinese syllable-to-character mapping spectrum by the beta rank function*, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications**391**, 1515-1518, 2012 [html] [doi] - SC Manrubia, JB Axelsen, and DH Zanette,
*Role of demographic dynamics and conflict in the population-area relationship for human languages*, PLoS ONE**7**, e40137, 2012 [html] [doi] - J Mathiesen, P Yde, and MH Jensen,
*Modular networks of word correlations on twitter*, Scientific Reports**2**, 1-6, 2012 [html] [doi] - A MUKHERJEE, V LORETO, and F TRIA,
*Why are basic color names "basic"?*, Advances in Complex Systems**15**, 1150016-1, 2012 [html] [doi] - M PATRIARCA, X CASTELLÓ, JR URIARTE, VM EGUÍLUZ, and M SAN MIGUEL,
*Modeling two-language competition dynamics*, Advances in Complex Systems**15**, 1250048-1, 2012 [html] [doi] - M Perc,
*Evolution of the most common english words and phrases over the centuries.*, Journal of the Royal Society, Interface / the Royal Society**9**, 3323-8, 2012 [html] [doi] - AM Petersen, JN Tenenbaum, S Havlin, HE Stanley, and M Perc,
*Languages cool as they expand: allometric scaling and the decreasing need for new words.*, Scientific reports**2**, 943, 2012 [html] [doi] - AM Petersen, J Tenenbaum, S Havlin, and HE Stanley,
*Statistical laws governing fluctuations in word use from word birth to word death.*, Scientific reports**2**, 313, 2012 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - RM ROXAS-VILLANUEVA, MK NAMBATAC, and G TAPANG,
*Characterizing english poetic style using complex networks*, International Journal of Modern Physics C**23**, 1250009, 2012 [html] [doi] - Y Sano, H Takayasu, and M Takayasu,
*Zipf's law and heaps' law can predict the size of potential words*, Progress of Theoretical Physics Supplement**194**, 202-209, 2012 [html] [doi] - TC Scott-Phillips, RA Blythe, A Gardner, and SA West,
*How do communication systems emerge?*, Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society**279**, 1943-9, 2012 [html] [doi] - PFC Tilles and JF Fontanari,
*Critical behavior in a cross-situational lexicon learning scenario*, EPL (Europhysics Letters)**99**, 60001, 2012 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - F Tria, B Galantucci, and V Loreto,
*Naming a structured world: a cultural route to duality of patterning*, PLoS ONE**7**, e37744, 2012 [html] [doi] - T Yasseri, A Kornai, and J Kertész,
*A practical approach to language complexity: a wikipedia case study*, PLoS ONE**7**, e48386, 2012 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - DH Zanette,
*Dynamics of fashion: the case of given names*, arXiv:1208.0576, 2012 [arXiv]

- EG Altmann, JB Pierrehumbert, and AE Motter,
*Niche as a determinant of word fate in online groups.*, PloS one**6**, e19009, 2011 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - R Alvarez-Martinez, G Martinez-Mekler, and G Cocho,
*Order-disorder transition in conflicting dynamics leading to rank-frequency generalized beta distributions*, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications**390**, 120-130, 2011 [html] [doi] - DR Amancio, MGV Nunes, ON Oliveira, TAS Pardo, L Antiqueira, and L da F Costa,
*Using metrics from complex networks to evaluate machine translation*, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications**390**, 131-142, 2011 [html] [doi] - DR Amancio, EG Altmann, ON Oliveira, and LDF Costa,
*Comparing intermittency and network measurements of words and their dependence on authorship*, New Journal of Physics**13**, 123024, 2011 [html] [doi] - S Bernhardsson, SK Baek, and P Minnhagen,
*A paradoxical property of the monkey book*, Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment**2011**, P07013, 2011 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - J Borge-Holthoefer, Y Moreno, and A Arenas,
*Modeling abnormal priming in alzheimer's patients with a free association network*, PLoS ONE**6**, 2011 [html] [doi] - A Chmiel, J Sienkiewicz, M Thelwall, G Paltoglou, K Buckley, A Kappas, and JA Hołyst,
*Collective emotions online and their influence on community life.*, PloS one**6**, e22207, 2011 [html] [doi] - B Corominas-Murtra, J Fortuny, and RV Solé,
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